Centennial Highlights

AUC Centennial

In 1919, a small group of visionaries founded The American University in Cairo (AUC). In 2019, 100 years later, we look back to celebrate a century of leadership as Egypt’s global University. We marked this milestone with a yearlong celebration intended to foster connections among the AUC community, capitalize on AUC’s strength and distinctive reputation both locally and globally, and support historic fundraising efforts that positioned AUC for continued success in its second century.

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Centennial Coin

Acknowledging that 100 years of AUC is worth commemorating, the Egyptian government minted AUC’s centennial coin.

AUC centenary book

Centennial Book

Coming out in Fall 2019, the AUC centenary book, authored by Andrew Humphreys, celebrates AUC’s centennial with 100 short stories about the University. 


Centennial Logo

With AUC celebrating its 100th anniversary, the AUC community took part in coming up with a logo for the centennial to be used on all celebration print and digital material.

Centennial Highlights

AUC Celebrates Its 100th Year!

On February 9, 2019, AUC turned 100. From alumni preformances and speeches to the Tahrir Cultural Center inauguration, here are some highlights from our centennial celebration kick-off.

Community Carnival

From the International Food Festival to the 100 years of Fashion Evolution show all the way to the games, holograms and virtual reality, campus was bustling with futuristic festivities at the Community Carnival as part of our Centennial Celebrations Week.

Centennial Nights - 3D Mapping

Centennial Nights featured glimpses into the past and future with a unique 3D mapping experience on the AUC Portal.

International Dance

Campus was rocking as groups took to the stage to perform dynamic cultural dances as part of Centennial Celebration Week.

100 Years of Service to the Community

For 100 years, serving the community has been at the forefront of AUC's priorities. Today, our own students, alumni, faculty and staff are heading projects aiming at solving the challenges of the future in the region.

AUC Melodies

Some of Cairo's most talented musical artists put on quite a show at AUC Melodies. With acts from the highly lauded Lions of Cairo, Cairo Guitar Collective, the Cairo Festival Orchestra, AUC music majors and the AUC music program's semi a capella choir A caPop, the audience was in for a redefined musical experience.

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Community Reflections


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Making History Again

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The Legacy Continues

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